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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:18 am    Post subject: 1974 and 1975 westy info thread FAQ Reply with quote

Hey guys i am trying to find out more info on my 1975 westy. But in my search there isn't much info on them at all. so i decided to start this thread to help other owner's. here is what i have gathered so far, any info added to this thread will be helpful Very Happy . there is this thread that is about the colors of the 74 and 75 models http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=164390


images and some info taken from here http://www.john-perry.com/vw/index.html

blue green plaid

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74 Pastel White-L90D (P21 only)
75 Yosemite Yellow
74-75 Sierra Yellow-L11H or chrome yellow westies??
76-79 Pastel White-L90D westies (P21) too ??
blue door panels??

orange plaid
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Orange door panels and orange headrests

74-75 Westfalia's



the interior layout

with the seat against the driver side wall
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without the seat against the drivers side wall

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with headbanger cabinet (were these optional?)

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also had a optional A/c unit

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this is all i can find at the moment if you guy know of any accessories then post them up. I have been hearing that the 74 and 75 westy stool were different heights than the others but have not been able to confirm this.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

74 stool is the same height as the rear bench and the 69-71 drivers side jumpseat.


74 also had the wall mount extend-o-table. Mine had the a/c sink cabinet but no rear headbanger. The dometic fridge workd very well considering the age and that I've fine nothing to it. The headbanger must've been optional, mine had no signs of ever having one.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The headbanger must've been optional, mine had no signs of ever having one.


From what i've noticed, only the weekender version of the 74-75 westfalia had the headbanger. My 74 westy with pop top doesn't have one either.


heres a few photos of my interior for any references
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

so which one was the stock option Question

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you have to get some scans of this stuff for us though Very Happy

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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so which one was the stock option Question

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both stools are stock!!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wait, they came with a stool AND a westy box? Confused
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Wait, they came with a stool AND a westy box? Confused


Yes. In the "Gearbox" brochure for the 1974 westy, there are pics of a bus identical to mine with both the stool and box.

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/archives/lit/1974bus/7.jpg
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rarely do I post a question about campers, but I have one now!

On the model with the seat against the driver's wall...what happens to its cushion when you pull the bed out?

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I like that setup....looks cramped as hell though Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

you need remove the cushion in order to remove the bed. there are L- brackets that attach it to the wooden bed cabinet.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kirk wrote:
Wait, they came with a stool AND a westy box? Confused


yes my 75 had both. Apparently the buddy box came in 3 different heights as well.

Notice on the first few pics on the rear cabinet the control panel. Its not on some of the other pics, is that down to no electrics or did VW site this panel somewhere else.

Its a shame I sold mine, I didn't fully realise what it was at the time or its point/use. It is not hard to make up another but I wish I'd have kept hold of it.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

74-75 came with lots of good stuff. The deluxe had the double seat - stool-buddy box option.

Where is the guy with the light brown P27 thats loaded? Anyone remember the link?

Anyways here is the early table.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This guy!

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Adventurebus,

My '75 interior looked just like yours before I removed some of the cabinets to increase interior room. I have the cabinets in safe storage, and it can be set back to stock whenever I want Smile

Is the white color on the roof inner panels specific to these years as well? Others I see are not white like this.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The wood ceiling on 74-75 was a white wash flat paint. Over time it becomes chalky to where the paint may come off by hand just by touching it. So allot of people just refinish it in stain like an early bus. I did this but will be going back to white to be more accurate.
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The wood ceiling on 74-75 was a white wash flat paint. Over time it becomes chalky to where the paint may come off by hand just by touching it. So allot of people just refinish it in stain like an early bus. I did this but will be going back to white to be more accurate.


Yes, a majority of the white paint is chalky and comes off with a touch. But, not all of it is. The further you go back toward the rear of my bus, the more its still nice and nothing comes off when you touch it. As for the front headliner, it was very chalky and I just wiped it all off with a wet rag.
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notchboy wrote:
The wood ceiling on 74-75 was a white wash flat paint. Over time it becomes chalky to where the paint may come off by hand just by touching it. So allot of people just refinish it in stain like an early bus. I did this but will be going back to white to be more accurate.


Yes, a majority of the white paint is chalky and comes off with a touch. But, not all of it is. The further you go back toward the rear of my bus, the more its still nice and nothing comes off when you touch it. As for the front headliner, it was very chalky and I just wiped it all off with a wet rag.



Hey take a pic of the good stuff so I can match it better. I was thinking it was an off white flat color.

Please
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes i would like to see this as well. weird that my bus just had regular bare wood ceilings, maybe it chipped off?. Anyone got some pics of the green curtains for the blue green interior Question
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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yes i would like to see this as well. weird that my bus just had regular bare wood ceilings, maybe it chipped off?. Anyone got some pics of the green curtains for the blue green interior Question



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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yes i would like to see this as well. weird that my bus just had regular bare wood ceilings, maybe it chipped off?. Anyone got some pics of the green curtains for the blue green interior Question


I'll get a few pictures a bit later, but as for the curtains, mine came with an olive colored curtain. I've seen that some came with dark green like in the later westies right? I think even some had blue curtains too.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are the curtains that were in my bus when I bought it in 1997. I also tried to include a picture of the overhead panel, found in the cab. I think someone was asking for a color comparsion.

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Tried to get a shot of some of the paint that was under the trim, to give a comparison of what it looked like new.

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I hope this proves useful! Cool
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